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On this page you will find a map of Taiwan and some information about the country. The map is a detail of a Map of the World published by Planet Poster Editons in Germany.


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Official name of country: Taiwan

Official script of the country: Chinese/Chinesisch

Capital: Taibei (= Taipei, Taipeh).

Number of inhabitats: see


Map of Taiwan


Map of Taiwan with surrounding areas. - Landkarte von Taiwan. - Mapa de Taiwán. - Carte de Taïwan.


Taiwan's capital is Taipei (= Taibei), which is also the biggest city of the country. Flights to Taiwan usually go to Taipei. Other important cities are Taizhong and Gaoxiong (= Kaohsiung). Taiwan is in reality a completely independent country, also ecomonically, but is not officially recognized by China. China abuses its power to prevent Taiwan from becoming a member of the United Nations, and does not allow Taiwanese sportists to participate at the Olympic games and other international events. Usually Taiwanese athletes have to qualify in the US team, which of course, is not so easy.
The official language of Taiwan is Chinese. The Chinese script currently used in Taiwan is slightly different from the one used in China, because Taiwan did not accept automatically all script reforms of the Chinese. Perhaps because the Taiwanese were not invited to participate in the decisions. In our map we have quoted the easier reformed spellings of the names of the Taiwanese localities.
Chinese is spoken in Taiwan mainly since the time when Chiang Kai-chek and his troops flew from China to Taiwan, when they escaped the Chinese communists, and took the power in Taiwan. The native language of Taiwan is Taiwanese. This language is today in the minority and has no official status.
Tourism is of lower importance in Taiwan. We would appreciate more detailed information, also about tourism, flights, or individual tours to Taiwan.


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This is our Map of the World with original scripts (original size 70 x 100 cm), from which the detailed map shown above has been cut out. The numbers of city inhabitants and vegetational zones were researched by hand for every country, by using the sources listed below. This procedure prevented the map from containing traditional errors provoked by simply copying such information from previous maps.

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The vegetational base map was aligned with satellite pictures from Google Earth.

The official names of the countries are quite well researched at

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The numbers of inhabitants of the cities were taken from

And the mountain peak altitudes were largely derived form


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The Map of the World was compiled by F. Welter-Schultes (Planet Poster Editions, Göttingen, Germany). Copyright (c) 2006 R. Krätzner & F. Welter-Schultes.

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